|You can replace a word or phrase in the product user interface with terminology that better suits your environment.
You can replace a word or phrase in the product user interface with terminology that better suits your environment.
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The following list defines the application properties files that contain strings you can customize:
com.ibm.lconn.core.strings.templates in the lc.util.web-3.0.jar files found in the <application_name>.ear/<war>/WEB-INF/lib directories.
com.ibm.openactivities.web.coreui.resources.resources in Activities.ear\oawebui.war\WEB-INF\lib\oawebui.jar.
com.ibm.lconn.blogs.strings.ui in Blogs.ear\blogs.war\WEB-INF\classes\com\ibm\lconn\blogs\strings
in .ear\lc-bookmarklet.war\WEB-INF\lib\lc-bookmarklet.jar where .ear is the EAR file of one of the following applications:
- com.ibm.lconn.files.strings.ui: Main Files application user interface and the Files widget in Communities
- com.ibm.lconn.files.strings.uitemplates: About and Metrics pages
- com.ibm.lconn.files.strings.uihelp: Help pop-ups
- com.ibm.lconn.files.strings.cmis: CMIS custom object type property labels and descriptions. See Working with CMIS API object types.
in Files.ear/lconn.files.ui.jar. To customize the text in email notifications generated by the Files application, see Customizing Files notification templates.
com.ibm.forum.web.resources.resources_xx where xx is the language identifier in Forums.ear/forum.web.war/WEB-INF/lib/forum.web.jar.
- com.ibm.lconn.homepage.resources.nls.jsp.jsp_resources: Most string appearing in the user interface, except the stories in the river of news
- com.ibm.lconn.homepage.resources.nls.ui.ui_resources: Strings for notifications
- com.ibm.lconn.homepage.resources.nls.catalog.service.ui.CatalogServiceUIMessages: Strings related to widgets, such as widget titles and the strings that are displayed in the customization palette
- com.ibm.lconn.news.nls.jsp_resources: Most strings appearing on the email settings page
- com.ibm.lconn.news.nls.ui_resources: Strings that are displayed in the Home page user interface for notifications
- com.ibm.lconn.news.nls.templatePlaceholders: Strings for stories appearing in the river of news in Home page
where xx is the language identifier in lc.profiles.app.war/WEB-INF/lib/lc.profiles.web.app-3.0.jar.
com.ibm.lconn.search.strings.ui in Search.ear/search.common.jar.
You cannot use the customization debugging capability to test edited strings.
Store the properties file that you created in the following directory, which is created by the installation wizard:
- Many strings in the user interface are represented by a key-value pair defined in a properties file stored in the application JAR file. Before you can redefine the value of a string, you must figure out which key is used to represent it.
- Create a properties file in which to store the key-value pair for the string that you want to customize. Give the properties file the same name as the properties file that is used to store that key by the application. Give it the full name. For example, if you copy the template.properties file, and paste it into the <customization_dir>/strings directory, name it as follows:
Using the IBM WebSphere Application Server Integrated Solutions Console, stop and restart each application EAR file.
Test your changes by clearing your browser cache, and then refreshing the browser.
To force all user web browsers to refresh all cached content and display your changes, run the command that updates the product version stamp.
- Enter the following command to access the IBM Lotus® Connections configuration file: execfile("connectionsConfig.py")
If you are prompted to specify which server to connect to, type 1.
Enter the following command to check out the Lotus Connections configuration files:
Note: This information is not used by the wsadmin client when you are making configuration changes.
Enter the following command to increment the value of the versionStamp property:
- <working_directory> is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied and are stored while you make changes to them. Use forward slashes to separate directories in the file path, even if you are using the Microsoft® Windows® operating system.
AIX and Linux only: The directory must grant write permissions or the command does not run successfully.
- <cell_name> is the name of the WebSphere® Application Server cell hosting the Lotus Connections application. This argument is case-sensitive, so type it with care. If you do not know the cell name, type the following command while in the wsadmin command processor:print AdminControl.getCell()
- AIX or Linux:LCConfigService.checkOutConfig("/opt/temp","foo01Cell01")
- Microsoft Windows:LCConfigService.checkOutConfig("c:/temp","foo01Cell01")
LCConfigService.updateConfig("versionStamp","<gmt_timestamp>") where <gmt_timestamp> is the GMT time. You can specify an empty string for the time stamp or provide a GMT value string. When you specify an empty string, the client calculates the current GMT time and updates the version stamp with that value. If you choose to provide the time, specify it using the following format: yyyyMMdd.HHmmss and specify the time in GMT. It is best to provide an empty string and let the client format the time stamp. For example: LCConfigService.updateConfig("versionStamp","").
After making changes, you must check the configuration files back in and you must do so during the same wsadmin session in which you checked them out for the changes to take effect. See Applying common configuration property changes for information about how to save and apply your changes.
Parent topic: Customizing the user interface
Customizing Files notification templates
Working with CMIS API object types